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The Mental Health Consequences of Mouth Breathing

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA You may have heard someone referred to as a “mouth breather” as an insult. However, you might not have known that the habit of mouth breathing actually can be quite harmful to your overall health and wellness. In fact, children who spend a significant amount of time breathing through…

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Treatment for Tongue-Ties in the Bay Area

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Have you ever been tongue-tied? That happens to everyone when they get their words mixed up while talking. Having a tongue-tie, on the other hand, is quite different. Clinically known as ankyloglossia, a tongue-tie is a medical issue that affects nearly 3 million Americans every year, according to the…

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Why Nasal Breathing is Essential during COVID-19

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Many people breathe through their mouth without realizing it. Unless you’re dealing with nasal congestion or sinus trouble, you never should breathe through your mouth. Nasal breathing is the preferred method of receiving the optimum supply of oxygen. Find out from Glen Park Dental why nasal breathing is essential…

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Learn the Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Do you know what an orofacial myofunctional disorder is? This phrase is more than just a mouthful to say; it also is used to refer to a classification of issues that relate to any dysfunction affecting the mouth, tongue, or musculature of the orofacial system. An orofacial myofunctional disorder,…

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Mouth Breathing can change your Child’s Facial Shape

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Breathing is essential to life, and yet unless you are dealing with a respiratory issue, you probably don’t give a second thought to your breathing—much less how you breathe. However, if you are a parent, the way your child breathes can make a big difference in the way they…

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Use Myofunctional Therapy to put Sleep Apnea to Rest

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA It might seem cute when your child snores while sleeping, but frequent, audible snoring is not normal behavior in a child. In fact, loud snoring is one of the major identifiable symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep breathing disorder that can have major consequences on one’s health….

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Gaining Weight_ Your Stuffy Nose could be to Blame

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The majority of American adults are considered to be overweight or obese. Eating a healthy diet and exercising remains key to any regimen of weight loss, but did you know that your weight also could be impacted by the way you breathe? Specifically, breathing through the mouth on a…

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Is your Child’s Behavior ADHD or Something Else?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or does he or she exhibit symptoms of a behavioral disorder? The Center for Disease Control estimates that nearly 6.1 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Attention problems, inability to focus, hyperactivity, and disinterest in academics or sports can all point…